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26th February 2016

Hello SCI friends, Welcome to the latest Friday Updates - our source of inspiration and news on climate justice and sustainable living.

Today we look at the help we are getting from the earth itself to slow down sea level rising. We answer the question what is Carbon capture and storage and is it a viable option for reversing climate change along with renewable energy. And a beautiful and profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis. Among many other inspirational articles.

Knowledge along with action really can change the world so stay informed, connect and enjoy reading our favourite articles this week!

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Parched earth soaks up water slowing sea level rise
Carbon capture and storage : 10 questions answered 
Queen of the Sun
What will future homes look like
Climate time machine

Parched earth soaks up water slowing sea level rise

New measurements from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on land have affected the rate of sea level rise. A new study by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and the University of California, Irvine, shows that while ice sheets and glaciers continue to melt, changes in weather and climate over the past decade have caused Earth’s continents to soak up and store an extra 3.2 trillion tons of water in soils, lakes and underground aquifers, temporarily slowing the rate of sea level rise by about 20 percent.Read more here

Carbon capture and storage : 10 questions answered

One possible option for reducing CO2 emmisions is to store it underground. This technique is called carbon dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) Is iot a possible solution to offset the negative eefects of fossil fuel extraction on the environment. How does it work and could it really help address climate change?Read more here

Queen of the Sun

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? A profound, alternative look at the bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, award-winning director of “The Real Dirt on Farmer John”. On a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, the film weaves together a story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world and uncovers the long-term causes that have led to one of our most urgent food crises.Watch trailer here

What will future homes look like?

The environmental cost of modern homes vs more natural homes. Will we see a renaissance in cob building which is probably the most environmentally friendly or could we transition into modern sustainable home building we also look, at the environmental impact of building a modern home

Climate Time Machine

As we go about our day to day lives we can often be unaware of the level of change happening around us. Here is a useful tool showing the environmental impact to our planet over a short period of time. In just a few decades sea ice, sea level, carbon dioxide and global temperature have shown a significant change.Read more here


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